Free Community Event to Explore the Importance of Mental Wellbeing!

on October 21, 2011

by Meredith

  • What is mental wellbeing?
  • How is mental wellbeing important in my everyday life and the lives of others?
  • How can I support my own mental wellbeing?
  • How can I support mental wellbeing in my family, in my work, and in my community?

These are some of the questions that will be explored at a community event being held in Vancouver on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 7:00pm.  This free event is co-hosted by the Public Health Association of British Columbia, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

We have been involved in the planning of this event and are thrilled to let you know that some exciting speakers will be participating and sharing their perspectives on mental wellbeing. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Gabor Mate, a local physician and best-settling author, and Dr. John Raeburn, Adjunct Professor at the Auckland University of Technology. Also on the agenda will be comedian Melanie Rose, alumni member of “Stand up For Mental Health.” Melanie will be reflecting on the role of humour and performance in supporting mental wellbeing. She will be sharing a few laughs as well! 

How do you improve and maintain your mental wellbeing? Do you want to share your tips and approaches? Then come and join in on the conversation! This event is open to all, and will provide the opportunity to talk about mental wellbeing and to share ideas and thoughts on how mental health is a resource for everyday living. 

So join us on November 27th to explore various approaches and perspectives for promoting mental wellbeing, hear from mental health experts and engaged members of the public, and have a few laughs while you're at it!


Community Event Details:

November 27, 2011

Doors open: 6:30pm; Event begins: 7:00pm

St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (Main Entrance)

1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4S7


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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.